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're trying to prevent hamas from firing rockets into israel. the consequences have been deadly. one air strike caused a residential building to collapse. 11 people died including women and children. the six-day offensive has killed more than 90 people. a survey by a leading newspaper says 84% of israeli respondents back the military campaign but only 30% say they would support a ground operation. u.n. secretary general ban ki moon wants to avoid that outcome. he's repeated his call for an immediate ceasefire. egyptian leaders are mediating truce talks between israeli government representatives and hamas. israel's vice prime minister moshe yaalon says his country will halt its offensive if hamas stops firing rockets and missiles at its citizens in terrorist attacks engineered from the gaza strip seas. for more on this, i talked to our middle east correspondent. first off, there have been many casualties from the exchange of fire. do you think israel will actually launch a ground offensive in gaza as they did back in 2009? >> you have to keep in mind that there will be a general election
retaliated with rockets. israel's targets have included a hamas-affiliated bank in gaza. palestinian fighters have fired up to 300 rockets a day at israel over the past week. the number released tuesday is lower. the conflict has killed 111 palestinians and three israelis. egypt has been mediating cease-fire talks between hamas and israel. israeli negotiators have set a condition that hamas stop firing rockets in the long term. hamas representatives want israel to end its economic blockade of gaza. the u.n. security council has still not agreed on a statement proposed by the arab league calling on both sides for an immediate cease-fire. u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke after a closed-door meeting, saying the security council must not do anything that could undermine egypt's mediation efforts. russian ambassador vitaly churkin offered a veiled criticism of the united states. >> some members -- one member of the security council, i'm sure you can guess which, indicated sort of quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the security council. >> u.n. secre
from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that killed the hamas military commander ahmed jabari. a rocket fired by hamas and palestinian militants hit a residential building in ma la chi about 25 kilometers north of ga gaza. the attack came after israel launched two consecutive days of operations in gaza, killing 11 palestinians, including hamas' military commander and his children. hamas militants have fired over 100 rockets into israel. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that his country is prepared to expand its offensive if necessary. amid rising concern about the escalating violence, the united nations security council held an emergency session on wednesday. it adjourned without issuing any form of statement. >>> the united nations is under fire for its actions before the bloody end of the civil war in sri lanka. patchari raksawong in bangkok is following the story. the criticism comes from an expert panel appointed by the united nations itself. sri lanka's government ha
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